Gartner has once again positioned Riverbed Technology as a Leader in its 2016 “Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimisation,” marking Riverbed’s ninth consecutive year in the Leaders position.
Riverbed is also named a Leader in Gartner’s 1 February 2016 Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics and a Challenger in Gartner’s 17 December 2015 Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring Suites.
“Riverbed is proud that it has been named a Leader for its SteelHead solution in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimisation for the ninth consecutive year,” says Wimpie van Rensburg, country manager: sub-Saharan Africa at Riverbed Technology. “Providing superior application performance is more critical than ever to our customers, particularly as cloud adoption and digital transformation have become top priorities for their business and IT organisations.
“SteelHead plays a critical role in these efforts by providing fast, agile and secure delivery of business applications to on-premises locations, for mobile workers, and into cloud, SaaS & IaaS environments.”
Riverbed Steelhead is the most comprehensive solution for application visibility, optimization and control to ensure peak performance and to achieve dramatic cost savings associated with managing application delivery across on-premises and cloud environments. Riverbed SteelHead is part of the Riverbed Application Performance Platform, which provides unified performance visibility with Riverbed SteelCentral and software-defined edge IT with Riverbed SteelFusion.
In April 2016, Riverbed took a major step to lead the SD-WAN market with the announcement of Riverbed SteelConnect, which uniquely enables application-defined networking through business intent policies that ensure performance and provide the agility and efficiency enterprises need in today’s cloud-centric and hybrid world.
SteelConnect is the industry’s first and only product to unify network connectivity and orchestration of application delivery across hybrid WANs, remote LANs and cloud networks such as AWS (available today) and Microsoft Azure (later this year), with a complete line of WAN gateways, LAN switches, and WiFi access points managed centrally with an intuitive graphical management console. This new approach makes deploying and managing network services as intuitive as downloading apps onto your smart phone and as agile as spinning up compute and storage resources into a public cloud.